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Professional Insurance Agents of KY appoints Matt Niehaus as the new Executive Vice-President

Matt Niehaus

Professional Insurance Agents of Kentucky (PIAK) has appointed Matt Niehaus as the new Executive Vice-President, effective January 2, 2024. Matt joins PIAK from his most recent position as Principal with McCarthy Strategic Solutions, where he lobbied for various trade associations. “Throughout his time here, Matt has been an invaluable asset to our team,” Founder and Partner John McCarthy said.Before joining McCarthy Strategic Solutions, Matt served during Governor Matt Bevin’s administration in several capacities, including Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and was responsible for regulatory and legislative initiatives. He also ran the Office of Legislative Services for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. His experience in these government agencies allowed him to develop relationships with House and Senate members on both sides of the aisle.Matt also served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, worked as an advocate for the Kentucky Society of CPAs, spent time providing legislative research and analysis for the House Republican Leadership Office, and started his career with the Republican Party of Kentucky, supporting campaigns for the State House of Representatives.Matt’s extensive experience will build and strengthen PIAK’s ties with the business community, our legislative representatives, and all who interact with the state’s independent insurance agency system. He wants the PIAK community to know, “I welcome this opportunity and look forward to getting to know our members and advancing the issues most important to independent agents across the Commonwealth.”

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